Commercial Divers

6.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
9%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
14.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$60,360
or $29.02 hourly
VOLUME
2,670
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 9% (Totally Safe)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Assisting and Caring for Others
Negotiation
Originality
Social Perceptiveness
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Commercial Divers' job openings is expected to rise 14.7% by 2031
'Commercial Divers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Commercial Divers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Commercial Divers' was $60,360, or $29.02 hourly
'Commercial Divers' are paid 31.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as commercial divers?

As of 2021 there were 2,670 people employed as Commercial Divers within the United States.
This represents around 0.002% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 52 thousand people are employed as Commercial Divers.

Job description

Work below surface of water, using surface-supplied air or scuba equipment to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.

SOC Code: 49-9092.00

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